PlayStation 3: A console for the future

  • 13/03/2010 AT 23:38 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Featured, Gaming

PlayStation 3Today’s post is another premiere for our site and we would like to present to you a new category: Consoles.

PlayStation is a game console created and developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, which has reached three series through years. Since the launch of the first PlayStation model, in 1994, Sony reported a total of over 310 million sold units. PlayStation 3 was released worldwide in 2006 and competes against Microsoft Xbox or Nintendo Wii to win the Gaming Consoles market.

The PS3 console is connected to a TV device, through an AV cable, but it’s recommended to use HDMI one if you want to get the best gaming experience(@1080p).

A basic component on a PlayStation console is the controller, which has the following important features:

-two analog sticks.

-one D-pad.

-four main select buttons(“Triangle”, “Circle/O”, “Cross/X” and “Square”).

-two Left(L1 and L2) and two Right(R1 and R2) buttons situated at the top and of the bottom of the upper part of the controller.
Along with this controller, a PlayStation 3 unit is equipped with a 3.2 GHz Cell Broadband Engine processor and a 2.5″ SATA hard drive(from 20Gb). The main RAM has 256 Mb, same as the GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz video card. The video card supports HD output resolution up to 1080p.

Each Console has connectivity features and Sony couldn’t do better on this chapter:

  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • USB2.0
  • Wi-Fi
  • Ethernet

Each unit has an Blu-Ray disc Drive which is capable of reading cd, dvd and blu-ray discs(up to 50Gb-dual layer version). Various accessories  or peripherals are also available from stores: Racing Wheel, Wireless Microphone, Keypad or  Headset, PlayStation Eye(webcam with microphone).

PlayStation 3 starting price was $500, but over years this has dropped significant due to reduction of manufacturing price, which was initially $840.

In trend with small things, in September 2009 a Slim version of PlayStation 3 was released.

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